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Old 11-01-2006
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funny idle, startup weird, and transfer case, under warranty..help

So I got a 96..its been good up till about a month ago. It sometimes takes a couple seconds to crank over..sometimes right on a dime. When it idles its a little shy of 1, and when its in park it idles like 1500..which seams smooth.

but when im at a stop light it jumps a little and shakes. Im sure theres other posts like this but I have another issue. My trucks under a warranty I bought, now fuel injectors and fuel line **** isnt cover. But also the 4wd is ****ed up, it makes a weird winding noise when it locks back into 2wd. Transfer case I hear, which is covered under the warranty.

now the warranty has like a $75 deductable. I dont know where to take it. The dealership I bought it from wants money just to check it out, what if they dont find anything wrong, or screw me and charge me for other stuff..

The whole idle/startup is probably not covered. But I have to get the transfer case fixed before the snow comes. What can I do, the cheapest route? Where should I take it in? Anyone have any suggestions/ideas..Im not the smartest when it comes to auto repair and what not..

Thanks a bunch, much appreciated!
Eric
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Old 11-04-2006
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alright, thanks
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call the warranty place and they can probably tell you exactly where to take your truck in your town ...... but beware those chinsy little warranty's you buy for 500$ or so really give you the run around .... at least mine did. I had some stuff go wrong with my truck that was covered under the warranty but the shop had to wait 4 days before the warranty company gave them authorization to replace an oil pan gasket wich shoudl have been a few hours worth of work ended up being 5 days by the time I got my truck back .. sometimes its worth it just to pay the extra few dollars and bring it to a reputable shop instead of the shop THEY want you to take it to.
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